Aimee Yurris’s passion for food has taken her from the kitchen to the classroom. A competitive baker in high school, Aimee also attended the Culinary Arts program at NAIT before coming to uLethbridge to study Aboriginal Health. But the Yellowknife, N.W.T. resident hasn’t completely left her interest in food behind.

"Coming from the north, I'm really interested in issues around food security," says Aimee. "I plan to return there when I finish the program and pursue a career to address it."

In addition to her course work, Aimee is working on an applied study project, which allows students to earn course credit for learning gained through paid or volunteer employment related to their field of study.

"The project that we're working on is called Food for Thought," explains Aimee. "The goal is to improve food security and healthy eating among students."

uLethbridge students have access to applied and independent studies, paid co-ops and study-abroad programs. By gaining first-hand experience, developing new skills and applying their knowledge outside the classroom, they are prepared for career success.

To learn more about the Aboriginal Health program, experiential learning opportunities, or to apply to uLethbridge, visit